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MAMA Bangladesh – Connecting Health Information and Services to Mothers Through Mobiles

A young mother in Bangladesh using a cell phone. Photo Credit: MAMA

Kirsten Gagnaire is the Global Partnership Director of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA). IDEA/Mobile Solutions is an office at USAID that champions the use of mobile technology for development issues. Mobile Solutions provides support to mobile technology initiatives implemented by USAID pillar bureaus, such as mAgriculture and mHealth. One of the most prominent […]

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Picture of the Week

In recognition of this year’s International Women’s Day, the U.S. Mission in Bangladesh, through USAID/Bangladesh , joined with female political leaders, celebrities, academic experts, thought leaders, musicians, mothers, daughters to celebrate the economic, political and social contributions of women in Bangladesh. The 2-day Gender and Development Fair, “Equal Access to Education, Training, and Science & […]

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Bangladesh: Maternal Deaths Decline by 40 Percent in Less Than 10 Years

Bangladesh is on track to meet the 2015 deadline for U.N. Millennium Development Goal 5 (50 percent reduction in maternal deaths).   The Bangladesh Maternal Mortality and Health Service Survey [PDF] jointly funded by the Government of Bangladesh, USAID, Australian Aid (AusAID) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) found that maternal deaths in Bangladesh […]

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“Helping Babies Breathe” Global Development Alliance Results in New Innovative Company

Helping baby Shifa breathe in Bangladesh. Photo Credit: Tore Laerdal

The first sixty seconds can mean the difference between life and death for a newborn. Read more >>

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USAID’s Frontlines – October 2010

Read the latest edition of USAID’s premier publication, FrontLines for these stories: President Barack Obama calls international developmenta moral imperative and a key element in U.S. national security policy during a landmark United Nations speech Tech innovators and grown-up science fair fans test drive innovative devices on the fast track to production and deployment in […]

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Focus on Nutrition: Creating Inclusive Partnerships and Deepening our Knowledge

We have a remarkable opportunity to make a measurable impact on child hunger and malnutrition.

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USAID’s Frontlines – June 2010

Read the latest edition of USAID’s premier publication, FrontLines for these stories: Administrator Rajiv Shah supports the new $3.5 billion Feed the Future initiative with trips to two target countries, Bangladesh and Sudan USAID responds to two back-to-back natural disasters in Guatemala in May In the Agency’s new science and technology office, scientific breakthroughs are […]

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A Postcard from Dhaka

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah’s visit to Bangladesh. USAID Administrator, Dr. Rajiv Shah, visited Bangladesh May 25-26th to participate in the opening of the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum, hosted by the Government of Bangladesh and launched by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. During his visit, he met with bilateral and multilateral development partners from the UN, […]

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Investing in food security with the Bangladeshi government, private sector, NGOs

I’m in Bangladesh today to participate in the Food Security Investment Forum. What a crowd! The Prime Minister, Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, who has shown a strong commitment to food security, spoke this morning, as well as luminaries such as Dr. David Nabarro, Dr. Shenggen Fan, and Dr. John Mellor. We’ve all come together in […]

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This Week at USAID – May 24, 2010

Currently in Beijing, Administrator Shah is taking part in development-specific talks led by Secretary Clinton at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Later this week, Administrator Shah will be in Dhaka to participate in the Food Security Investment Forum hosted by the Government of Bangladesh.  This forum is a country-specific element of Feed the Future, the […]

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